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The Greek World, 479-323 B.C.

The Greek World, 479-323 B.C.

Paperback Routledge History of the Ancient World

By (author) Simon Hornblower

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 231mm x 18mm | 658g
  • Publication date: 28 June 2002
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415153441
  • ISBN 13: 9780415153447
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: illustrations, facsimiles, maps
  • Sales rank: 511,349

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The Greek World 479-323 BC has been an indispensable guide to classical Greek history since its first publication. Now Simon Hornblower has comprehensively rewritten and revised his original text, bringing it up to date for a new generation of readers. The extensive changes made include the addition of two important new chapters - on Argos, and the Peloponnesian War - and the incorporation of further primary sources. Also new are more than thirty illustrations, the insertion of user-friendly subheadings, and a completely updated bibliography. With valuable coverage of the broader Mediterranean world in which Greek culture flourished, as well as close examination of Athens, Sparta, and the other great city-states of Greece itself, this third edition of a classic work is a more essential read than ever.

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Simon Hornblower is Professor of Ancient History at University College London. He was previously a Fellow of Oriel College and Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Oxford. His many publications in Greek history and classical civilization include Greek Historiography (2000), A commentary on Thucydides (1997), The Oxford Classical Dictionaryi0 (edited with Antony Spawforth, 1996), and i The Cambridge Ancient History Vol. VI: The Fourth Century BCi0 (edited with D. M. Lewis, John Boardman and Martin Ostwald, 1994).

Table of contents

1. Introduction 2. The Beginning of the Delian League 3. Empire 4. South Italy and Sicily 5. Kyrene Africa and Egypt 6. Persia and Asia Minor 7. Argos 8. Macedon, Thessaly and Boiotia 9. Corinth 10. The Run-Up to the Peloponnesian War 11. Sparta 12. Athens 13. The Peloponnesian War 14. The Effects of the Peloponnesian War 15. The Corinthian War 16. The King's Peace to Leuktra 17. Leuktra to Mantineia and the Revolt of the Satraps 18. Philip 19. Alexander